budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Aaron! Pours syrupy black with zero head. Aroma is rich coffee, licorice, black strap molasses, with wood and bourbon notes. Taste is char, vanilla, oak, black licorice, and some bourbon heat. Medium body, chewy and slick on the palate.
theothermatt (251) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at 2nd Anniversary Party. Big nose of coffee and roastiness. Not nearly as boozy as 12.5% suggests, but still a sipper. Hints of anise and belgian yeast spice. I think that time did this guy pretty well.
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at FreshCraft at room temperature (cooling system down). Black appearance with a light brown head, mostly dissipating, minimal lacing. Slick and creamy mouth feel with a medium to full body. Rich, sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee and bread. Heavily sweet with minimal bitterness and low carbonation.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 650ml @PBFVIII
Opaque black color, not much head. Licorice and some tartness in the nose. Full-bodied. Simple taste profile: roast, alcohol and sweet maltyness.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is full of chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.
drjay44 (2770) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, over a black (SRM 40) body......nose is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hints of sugar......taste is sweet malts with hints of dried fruits, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, cocoanut, tobacco, light umami......mouth feel thick, chewy, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low with light acid tingle. This is nicely balanced between the various forces, and has great complexity. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, raisins, coffee, and light anise. Flavor of ash, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this is a trade a while back and was waiting to drink this when cool weather got in gear. Medium thick pour that is black with tinges of dark brown in the edges and a really thin mocha head. Smell is big metallic malts, dark fruits, booze. Some minor chocolate, but rather weak all around. Taste is coffee, big ripe dark fruits, booze, medium bitter, leather, bit of licorice. Booze is not hidden as the body is not a thick as I would desire, so the alcohol is not hidden. Really was hoping for something good here, but this is really going to be slightly difficult to drink the whole thing.
jtclockwork (9070) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of baked bread, roast chocolate, vanilla, sweet milk chocolate and bourbon. Medium body.
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. More or less pitch black (very deep ruby colour) with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, mild roasted and tobaccoish notes to it. Flavour is chocolate, quite roasted along with some caramel, alcohol and a bit of liquorice. Solid and highly drinkable.
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF
Aroma has rather neat cocoa notes and dark chocolate. Flavour has salty licorice, some coffee notes and some dark chocolate. Also some woody notes. Nice, but does not reach the top.